Sports Recovery

Date: 01/03/2018

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Recovery following exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair as well as fluid replacement. Competitive athletes push their bodies to the limit, consuming large amounts of vital nutrients as a normal part of metabolism.

This metabolism converts carbohydrates, fats and proteins found in food, into energy through a complex series of chemical reactions. These reactions are catalysed by enzymes and these metabolic enzymes require vitamin and mineral co-factors in order to function, these include:

  • Vitamin C
  • B-complex
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

After depleting your energy stores with exercise, you need to refuel if you expect your body to recover, repair tissues, get stronger and be ready for the next challenge. This is even more important if you are performing endurance exercise day after day or trying to build muscle. Current lifestyles indicate to us that supplementation has become a necessity. Supporting and supplementing the body’s internal processes will ensure optimal functionality and thus, more ideal recovery times.

We at Pure Aesthetics are able to offer 2 forms of supplementation, namely through IV Therapy and the oral supplement, Pro-Active Collagen:

IV Therapy will ensure an immediate transfer of nutrients into the bloodstream, bi-passing the gut and therefore ensuring optimal absorption into the body. Studies have shown that plasma concentrations of Vitamin C alone are up to 6x higher when administered via IV compared to oral consumption. Using a cocktail including the above-mentioned vitamins and minerals, we are able to tailor your IV to suit each individual need. We are currently offering 50% off all Fit Drips, for anyone preparing for a major sporting event. Usual price: R950. Special offer: R475 per drip.

If IV Therapy isn’t for you or you would like to supplement at home as well, Pro-Active Collagen is an excellent form of protein as it contains 8 out of the 9 basic amino acids (muscle building blocks). It also contains glycine and arginine that play an important role during exercise, providing energy to the body and thus improving athletic performance. In addition, hydrolyzed collagen contributes significantly to the rapid restoration of tissue, ligaments and cartilage, and muscle post injury. It will also reduce the risk of joint & cartilage injury and support recovery time after physical activity. Proactive Collagen sells for R900 a bottle, which is month’s supply.

In celebration of our athletes, Pure Aesthetics have put together a Sports Package for you, which includes 2 IV treatments (a Fit Drip & a Recovery Drip), 1 Heliocare Oral Capsules (sun protection from within) and 1 Proactive Collagen. The value of this package is R3335 but is available to our clients for R2385 (R950 off). It’s time to gear up for the next event!